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UTQG Treadwear Numbers: What Do They Mean?


…calls about a tire's life and the tire's relationship to its assigned UTQG treadwear indicator. UTQG numbers are assigned to indicate a tires overall level of performance and tread hardness. These numbers beginning at 0 for race products and traveling north of 800 for some of the longest lasting all-season…

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FAQ - TIRES


…appropriate for the next season? * What does speed rating mean and what is correct for my vehicle? * Why cant I use only two winter tires? * What is the correct load rating for my vehicle? * Where do I find the tire identification numbers? What do they mean? How do you know what tire fits my vehicle? Original…

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Performance catergories. What do they mean?


I have had a number of calls asking me to compare tires from different categories. Is the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position as quiet as the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity? Which one has better traction? Tire Rack has set up these performance categories to help you decide what tires to look at based…

Related Products: What Do The Numbers Mean | Summer Tires Temp | Performance Rain
 

FAQ - BRAKES


…and dust? * What are glazed pads? * How can I tell if my rotors are warped or if its something else? * Is there such a thing as a dust-free brake pad? * Can I install new brake pads with my old brake rotors? * What is brake pad bedding-in and why do I need to do it with new pads? * What happens if I…

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FAQ - GIFT CERTIFICATES


…CUSTOMER SERVICE * How can I purchase Gift Certificates from Tire Rack? * What method of payment is preferred for an international order? * How does ordering from Tire Rack work? * What does it mean when an item is on backorder? * How do I check the credit status for returned merchandise? * How can I track…

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FAQ - WHEELS


…determine the number of turns or the depth of engagement typical for your stud or bolt size. Back to top. 3710 out of 7363 found this answer helpful • Was this answer helpful to you? Yes | No Thank you for submitting feedback on this answer. What should I do if my wheel covers do not fit my wheels?…

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FAQ - SUSPENSION


…springs are installed? * Whats the difference between a standard adjustable and an externally adjustable damper? * How do I know if my vehicle needs new shocks or struts? * What is alignment? * What is the difference between a shock and a strut? * What are adjustable dampers? * How do I measure my vehicles…

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Great tire...or great tire for the money?


…there are a number of tires that I would suggest as good "value" oriented options. The Yokohama Avid TRZ, the General Altimax HP, the Firestone Destination LE, the Continental Extreme Contact DWS, Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum, General Grabber HTS, these are a few of the value standouts. What do you get when…

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Dashing through the snow!


…least try and help people make a truly educated decision, and know what they are sacrificing or what they can expect out of the purchase of their snow tires. Let’s start by talking about geographic location. There are a large number of places throughout the country that see very little snowfall, maybe…

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Tire Test Results : Bridgestone DriveGuard a Smoother-Riding Run-Flat Tire


…any other tire. The difference is run-flat tires rely on careful engineering to carry the load when there isn't enough air pressure to do the job. We've all seen what happens to a conventional tire without air - squished sidewall. Run-flat tires have special rubber reinforcement in the sidewalls that…

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How Does Speed Rating Affect My Tire Choice?


How does speed rating affect my tire choice? What does the number and letter mean after the tire size? Q 99 mph 160 km/h Studless and studdable winter / snow tires R 106 mph 170 km/h H.D. light truck tires S 112 mph 180 km/h Family sedans and vans T 118 mph 190 km/h Family sedans and vans H 130 mph…

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Your Questions About UTQG Ratings Answered

Your Questions About UTQG Ratings Answered


…Should I use these ratings to decide what tire is best? Short answer: No. While they contain some useful information, UTQG ratings are generally not sufficient to judge the actual quality of a tire. This is especially true of the treadwear rating. The treadwear number is determined by the tire manufacturer…

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